There are bigger concerts, sure, but for our money there is no better way to see Red Rocks than during Film on the Rocks. The series, which features Colorado bands opening for beloved movies, starts Tuesday with Ark Life, Covenhoven and Caddyshack. You can also see some masterful old-timey updates ... More >>
SAT | CAT POWER at GOTHIC THEATRE | 11/23/13 Cat Power is the sometimes solo, sometimes full-band, project of Chan Marshall. Although born in Atlanta, Marshall made her way to New York City in the early 1990s and became involved in the underground music scene in the Big Apple. In 1993, Marshall earn ... More >>
See Also: • Five reasons Dilla's still missed five years later • In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. • Record Store Day 2012: The hunt for Junta • Complete Record Store Day coverage When Michigan record store owner Jeff Bubeck acquired several thousand recor ... More >>
John AndersonIn its relatively short life, Austin's Follow That Bird! (due at the hi-dive tonight with the Marrow, Married in Berdichev, Port Au Prince and Jess Williamson) has moved from an instrumental duo to a fierce and vocally-led trio, all while continuing on its path of smart, straight ... More >>
At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>
Darren AnkenmanLiz Phair In the early '90s, Liz Phair (due at the Bluebird Theater this Tuesday) started releasing tapes she called Girly Sound. These early tapes revealed a wide-ranging and playful musical creativity and helped to establish Phair in the underground music scene in Chicago. S ... More >>
Matador Records has always been a top-notch label in our book -- but giving us stuff for free? That's the real way to win our hearts. Yesterday the label kicked off the release of Kurt Vile's newest EP, Square Shells by offering it for free for 24 hours. Now that was at 11:21 a.m. EST, which ... More >>
A flickr photo. Already more than a dozen albums and slightly fewer years into his insanely prolific career in the Memphis scene, the major labels came calling for Jay Reatard. They told him they'd make him the next Kurt Cobain and that he was going to kill emo. Neither seemed out of his gra ... More >>
After two decades on Geffen Records, Eternal, Sonic Youth's Matador Records debut released last week, was the top seller at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 14. Mos Def's The Ecstatic, Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca, both released last week, came in at the second and fourth slots while ... More >>
Matador Records tried to pull a fast one by saying the Condo Fucks was a legendary New London, Connecticut trio that returned after a long hiatus from performing. The label also stated that a secretive Hoboken rehearsal was recorded and was released March 24 as the album Fuckbook, which just so happ ... More >>
The men of Pavement, back in the day. Our new Q&A with Stephen Malkmus, which accompanies a profile of the former Pavement frontman in advance of his Thursday, November 6, appearance at the Gothic Theatre, starts out with dialogue inspired by "It's Getting Harder," a profile of his old band that r ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus, left, with his band, the Jicks. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus is an eccentric fellow, which explains in large part the idiosyncracies of this Q&A, conducted for a Westword profile published in advance of his Thursday, November 6, appearance at the Gothic Theatre. But th ... More >>
As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
Sunday, November 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Dizzee Rascal brings his very British sound to the States.
Bright Channel's astral exploration finally takes off.
Belle & Sebastian remains a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel transcends the sadcore label. But don't expect him to jump for joy.
Whitey on the Moon is one small step for Denver music.
The Arsonists -- and one of indie rock's most beloved labels -- ignite hip-hop's underground.
How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.
Pavement is hitting the road again. Will the road hit back?
After ten years, Superchunk and Merge Records are still working. But they are not working for you.
Trish Murphy, John Fahey, Pavement, Matthew Shipp Duo
Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.
The flowering of Holland's Bettie Serveert.
HER MORE-FAMOUS BEAU'S IN THE BAND, BUT CRISTINA MARTINEZ IS STILL IN CHARGE OF BOSS HOG.
MEDIA DARLING LIZ PHAIR RELUCTANTLY TAKES HER SHOW ON THE ROAD.